Mungkid is the name of a town in Magelang Regency, Central Java, Indonesia. It is the capital town of this regency. The town center is located in the village of Sawitan. The entire government offices or agencies of Magelang regency is there. In fact, the offices owned by private parties are also in this town. Mungkid town was founded on March 22, 1984 to replace City of Magelang as the capital town of Magelang regency since then because since then also has to break away from Magelang regency of Magelang become a part of the city itself. Thus, each dated March 22 is celebrated by the citizens of Magelang regency as Mungkid Anniversary of the town. In fact, Magelang regency himself never commemorate the anniversary because no one knows since when standing Magelang regency. Many people consider this town as an administrative town and alternatives city. Mungkid town tour are on track to Borobudur temple which is about 4 km from the center of this town.
Post-independence based on UU Nomor 22 Tahun 1948, City of Magelang’s status as the capital town of Magelang regency. However, based on Law No. 13 of 1950, the city of Magelang stands alone as the area given the right to manage their own household. So there is a choice to move the capital town of Magelang regency to other areas. Besides other considerations are more oriented to the future transfer of the capital on regional development strategy that can be a stimulator for the growth and development of the region. Furthermore, from four alternatives the district capital prepared Mungkid, Muntilan, Secang and Mertoyudan. Finally, Mertoyudan districts and Mungkid districts in the town center of Sawitan selected to be the capital city of Magelang regency in the name of Mungkid Town by PP Nomor 21 Tahun 1982. Inauguration Mungkid Town conducted on March 22, 1984 by Central Java Governor HM Ismail. Momentum is what used to be the basis Anniversary of the Mungkid Town. At this time, better known in Magelang regency of the Mungkid Town anniversary of the Day of Magelang regency due date and the month is still not known exactly the year 1801 is set to day of Magelang regency.